What are SSL Secure Submissions?

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    Asked on October 11, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    Answered on October 11, 2011 at 01:01 PM

    Hello Kristin,

    SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Submission is a type of submission that uses an encrypted protocol for transmitting messages from the web browser to the server.  This uses a certificate that only the web user's browser and the server can understand, so transmssions from browser to server will be encrypted and that hackers will not be able to sniff information you are sending.

    You can consider this analogy to what an SSL is on this scenario:  Imagine you are in a classroom full of students.  You wish to pass a note to someone four chairs away from you.  If you're just using a regular submission, you can try wishing that nobody opens your folded note and read it.  But with SSL, you can consider that you have placed it in a locked box and the receiver is the only one who has the key to open it.

    I hope this information sheds light to your concern.

    If you have other questions or concerns, please let us know.